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Letters, week of March 1, 2012

Some serious truth, finally! To The Editor: Re “Phony letters sink expansion plan for Mulberry Mall” (news article, Feb. 23): Thank you for this serious and truthful piece of reporting. Too often the blogs and small presses report frivolous claims and reflect a bias in favor of the food and alcohol businesses. I had almost read more here »

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BU JERRY TALLMER  |  It is many years now since I first saw “Suddenly Last Summer,” the short, searing 1958 Off Broadway play by Tennessee Williams, and even more years since I first came upon “Sanctuary,” the unputdownable 1931 novel by William Faulkner. In “Suddenly Last Summer” a woman of means, Mrs. Venable, is trying read more here »

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Albee on death, Dubuque, metaphysical merde

[media-credit name="Photo by Gregory Costanzo " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Edward Albee (seated), with James Houghton (Founding Artistic Director of Signature Theatre Company). Playwright explores ‘people lying to themselves and each other’ BY JERRY TALLMER  |  It was Harold Ross — the great, irascible founding editor of The New Yorker — who when asked, back in 1925, read more here »

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Tantalizing Taste for a good cause

Chefs are pulling out their best recipes to feature at the 10th anniversary of A Taste of Greenwich House on Mon., March 12, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. It’s all in the name of supporting Greenwich House’s 12 social-service and arts programs, including treatment for victims of child abuse, medical care for read more here »

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Hudson River marine life makes for fine muse BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Give a person a giant puppet shaped like a fish, and they’ll march in the Hudson River Pageant for a day — but teach that person how to make a giant puppet shaped like a fish, and they’ll march for life. But where read more here »

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Just Do Art!

[media-credit name="Photo courtesy of Theodicy Jazz Collective " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Sundays, through March 25: Theodicy Jazz Collective honors peacemakers. BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS  Yes, your vow to give up cake for Lent was a commendable act of self-denial…but it doesn’t quite put you in the same league as game changers like Mahatma Gandhi. On February read more here »

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Unseemly disruptions calculated to alarm the authorities

[media-credit name="Photo by Darien Bates " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] These apostles are hot: Tina Shepard (kneeling); standing, left to right: NicHi Douglas, Loudon Wainwright, Jack Wetherall and Will Badgett.  …and other March Downtown theater atrocities BY TRAV S.D.  Recovered from the Oscar ceremony yet? It’s that wonderful annual event where we periodically learn that our nation’s read more here »

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Cops were spellbound by idea of magician as killer

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  The Lower East Side was a magical cauldron. The brew that percolated in this pot nourished a number creative individuals who went on and made a creative contribution to the world. Magic and mysticism are subjects of interest that have always found a place in the hearts of some fringe niche read more here »

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BY K WEBSTER  |  Every life matters or none do. My mother battled with Alzheimer’s disease for over almost six years while living with my family. She has now lived in a nursing home for more than a year. She has severe dementia and her body is twisted into contortions called “contractions.” It’s a yoga read more here »

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N.Y.U. students fret debt will go up with mega-plan

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] On the eve of Board 2’s big vote on N.Y.U.’s application for its superblocks development plan, university students and faculty rallied against the ambitious scheme on Tuesday at Gould Plaza on W. Fourth St. They decried the proposal as irresponsible and wildly expensive. (See Page 2 for more read more here »

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